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Poster: jackaroe_RI Date: Jul 3, 2012 12:52pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Oxford, Maine 1988

Were those tabs Gonney Birds? They were all over the place up there.

It was mind bogglingly hot 23 years ago up in Maine and these may be my favorite back to back shows. I remember helping some dude carry a few cases of beer to his car @ 130 pm on July 2. I had decided in my 18 y/o wisdom at the time to drop as soon as we got into the lot (around 11 am)having left at 2 am from Plymouth, Ma. When I got to this guys car he said "thanks" and started putting the beer on ice w/o even offering me one.
It was then that I realized I was completely lost in that lot. I found a cluster of trees and rode out a heat induced panic for an unknown amount of time , focused on breathing and cooling down and found my crew a while later.
Those Gooneys had me flipping by the early afternoon and it was crunchy sugar cubes at 5 pm as we started to go in for Little Feet.
I remember the keyboard player for Little Feet insulting some of the crowd who were receiving their music with less enthusiasm than he wished with a comment something along the lines of
" What do you people even know, most of you weren't even born when we wrote these songs"

Anyone else remember that?

Also thanks to the filmer that got July 2 set II on tape! It remains one of my favorite second sets of all time and I can relive it as often as I want.

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Poster: RBNW....new and improved! Date: Jul 3, 2012 5:41pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Oxford, Maine 1988

though the crunchy ones were nice i preferred the ones with multiple drops so the were almost like a slush!!!! ;)))))

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Poster: shakeitupnow Date: Jul 3, 2012 5:58pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Oxford, Maine 1988

those were the days

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